What Animals Do When They Think No One is Watching

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   In our family we make a point to be playful and silly as much as we can. We laugh a lot. And we make time to play.  I am also a huge advocate of using play when teaching kids and …

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Ben and Denali – Companionship That Transcends Time

When someone you love walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy. I came across something today that moved me to tears within minutes. I am a sensitive woman, but few things move me to tears that easily.  This did. Maybe it's because I …

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Read My Thoughts, Human.

Do you ramble on about your daily troubles to your pets?  Do you pour out your heart to your animal companions, only to watch them stare blankly back at you?  Have you ever looked at your devoted canine companion and wondered 'What is she thinking?'. I do. - a lot. Well, thanks to a brand …

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Promises Fulfilled

I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the …

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Leave Paw Prints on Their Hearts!

Seasons Greetings! Merry Christmas! Blessed Hanukkah! Happy Holidays! No matter what you are celebrating and honoring, I hope this finds you and your family having a stress-free week!  I giggled as I wrote that, because the reality (that we all know too well) is that this week can be incredibly hectic.  From family vacations, trips to relatives' …

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Living In Gratitude

For those of you that are new to my blog, welcome! I am grateful for you!  In sharing my gratitude, I wanted to share an older post from last year that I thought you might enjoy.  Many thanks for being here with us, Blessings to you and yours!

Celebrate Them Every Day.

We seek the comfort of another.  Someone to share the life we choose.  Someone to help us through the never ending attempt to understand ourselves.  And in the end, someone to comfort us along the way.  ~ Marlin Finch Lupus Today I am celebrating the birthday of one of my greatest teachers.  I have had …

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Dog Park Crazies

If you have ever been to a dog park, chances are you have met one ... weirdos at the dog park. Well the folks at Portlandia on the IFC made a hilarious spoof about them. Watch their comedic interpretation of them here:   There are no crazy dogs; Just crazy dog people.